Today is Battle of Britain Day, a day that marks a pivotal point in the battle for air supremacy that saw the Royal Air Force emerge victorious against the larger forces of the Luftwaffe.
In winning the Battle, the RAF stopped Hitler’s invasion plans, preserved this country as the embarkation point for the Normandy landings in 1944 and probably shortened World War 2, saving countless lives in the process.
The bravery and sacrifice of the Few, the men of the RAF who took part in the Battle, is honoured at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne. Unfortunately, thanks to the Government’s new Covid-19 restrictions, the Trust will not be able to hold the usual short Service of Remembrance at the site, but our thoughts will turn to the debt we owe the Few and we will pause in respect at 11am.
The two video links below offer a fantastic insight into the Battle of Britain, while below is a short resume of the day and how it unfolded.
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